Another Mac Pro wireless question

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by indy1979, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. indy1979 macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2008
    Did I just get taken for a ride on eBay?

    Bought this and installed in to my Mac Pro 1,1 running SL.

    System Profiler states:

    Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x89)
    Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (
    Locale: FCC
    Country Code: US
    Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g
    Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
    Status: Connected

    Where is the 802.11n support?

  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    That is a pull from a 17"iMac, it may not support wireless N.

    The airport installed in my Mac Pro (1.1) needed a firmware update to enable a/b/g/and n. This may or may not be a solution for you.
  3. b01189 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2009
    South Florida
    I have the same Mac Pro you do with An Apple Airport Extreme, unfortunately it does not have Wireless N protocol. It kinda sucks but the Mac Pro is really intended to be wired, i have mine wired with both ethernet ports to my T1000 network.

    ......Sorry double checked it does support it you need to do as synth3tik has posted just a firmware update my apologizes..
  4. indy1979 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2008
    As in the $2 enabler from Apple?

    It says it can't be installed.


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